Fundraising Event

Dancing With The Rutland Stars 2016

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Last night we had another fantastic meet and greet where the cast for the 2016 Dancing with the Rutland Stars got to meet each other, judges, as well as the committee. It’s going to be another start-studded event, and one that should not be missed!!! Save the date for our 6th Annual Dancing with the Rutland Stars on Saturday, October 8th! Keep your eyes peeled: CAST ANNOUNCEMENT coming SOON! A big thank you to this year’s cast and committee who are volunteering their time and talents all in support of RAVNAH’s Kids On The Move and Pediatric High Tech services!

Road Race coming up quick!

Nice ad in today’s Rutland Herald to promote VSMC’s 24th Annual 5k Run/Walk fundraiser! Proceeds benefit RAVNAH’s Kids on the Move and Pedi Hi-Tech Programs, and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports! Thank you again to all of our sponsors. If you haven’t preregistered please! Walk ins are always welcome!!


5k Just a Few Weeks Away

That’s right! VSMC’s annual 5k walk/run is just a few short weeks away. Register now for fun and to help support these two great programs.

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Gearing up for 24th Annual Road Race!

April 30th, 2016 marks the 24th anniversary of the Vermont Sports Medicine Center’s annual 5k walk/run to benefit RAVNAH’s Kids on the Move/Pediatric Hi Tech services as well as Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.

Kids on the Move is dedicated to serving children of all ages with rehabilitation needs, providing physical, occupational and speech- language therapy services to children from birth to 21 years of age in their own homes. It is the only pediatric rehabilitation program within a 60-mile radius of Rutland. (more information on this website.)

Vermont Adaptive SDSC_0130ki and Sport  offers statewide, year-round sports and recreation to individuals with physical, mental or cognitive disabilities of all ages. (

For more information about registering for this race, please click the link below. Cannot commit now, but might want to attend? Walk ins are always welcome!

If you would like to become a sponsor of the event, or would like to donate but cannot attend, please contact Christine Hoard at 362-1255 or

CLICK HERE —-> for registration form

Easy IRA Charitable Rollover


There is good economic news for seniors interested in making a charitable gift to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) thanks to a recent tax code amendment that included a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover.
Donors age 70½ or older can now make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts to eligible charities.
Taxpayers age 70½ and older are required to take annual distributions from their IRAs, which then are included in their adjusted gross income and subject to tax. The IRA charitable rollover permits taxpayers to make donations directly to charitable organizations from their IRAs without counting them as part of their AGI. This rollover distribution counts toward the required minimum distribution for IRA holders.
To make a gift to using the IRA charitable rollover:
• Contact your IRA administrator and authorize them to send a check from your IRA directly to VNAHSR.
• Ask your IRA trustee or administrator to clearly reveal this is an IRA rollover provision gift for 2015 and identify you as the IRA account owner.
• Send your IRA Charitable Rollover gift to:
PO Box 787
Rutland, VT 05702
For more information, contact the Philanthropy Office at (802) 362-1255 or